amw (amw) wrote,

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today i got very rained on

J and i had a date night, we're trying to do one every few weeks so we remember why we're married. On my walk i took earlier in the week i spotted a Mexican restaurant so today we went to try it out. First thing we get in the hostess is speaking Spanish, we get corn chips and salsa, they bring out the menu and right at the top is sopa de lima (followed by pozole) so things looked really positive. We shared the soup and some guacamole to start, then i got tacos (beef, chicken and chorizo) and she got pollo poblano. Jarritos tamarindo to drink. Flan for dessert. I swear you'd think i'd just gotten laid by the time i had that last mouthful. I was on top of the world. Seriously good eating, and not a refried bean in sight.

Now, i should know better than to eat barely-cooked cream and eggs but damnit it was worth it, even if we did have to buy more Imodium because there wasn't enough in my pill box. I'm such a hot date! The movie (Up) wasn't great, but perhaps i was expecting too much of Pixar's Wall-E follow-up. Wall-E was just so freakin goddamn awesome. Or maybe i just don't get dog humor. I'm kinda biased since the spoiled little motherfucker downstairs bit me. I would love to be a weird old cat lady, but i'd probably have to file for divorce first, so i guess i will make do with teddy bears. Of which, by the way, i have none because they're all on the boat. Not the best idea i ever had. I miss my babies...

Tomorrow is Father's Day in Canada. All my life i grew up not celebrating Hallmark holidays, we barely even celebrated the "big" stuff like birthdays or Christmas... But you know everyone else does. And then it kinda bums me out because my dad is on the other side of the world and we don't talk as much as we should. I haven't really had much in the way of other father figures in my life, most only adopted ones from my partners. I never really expressed love or appreciation when i could have... I want to try now. J's dad really tries hard to connect and he is so proud to have a kid-in-law... We are all going to watch Star Trek tomorrow and then barbeque for dinner. I guess you need to focus on what you have, not what you don't have.

I didn't get a card. Getting cards for me is... it's very hard now. I developed such a joy for doing it when i was with T, but i've come to realize not many people really appreciate it. I don't want to get the super emotional one when it's not going to resonate or if it comes off as cheesy. I don't show it much but i have this crazy romantic in me and that's not really common these days i don't think. Tangents, tangents, yes i know getting a romantic card for my dad-in-law would be way creepy. Where was your mind at? Did you know the word "tamarind" is based on Arabic for a date from India? The fruit, not the night i just had. J isn't from India, yo. Hey, look at that, all of a sudden it's summer solstice!
Tags: bird in a gilded cage, family, food, manic, movies

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